Lakin, Richard Barklie "Lucky Lakin"

Date of birth:
October 8th, 1914
Date of death:
March 1st, 2011
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
S.M.S. H-32, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1940
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
H.M.S. Utmost (N 19), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
July 9th, 1941
Action:
"For courage, enterprise and devotion to duty during successful Submarine patrols."
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
H.M.S. Ursula (N 59), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
March 9th, 1943
Awarded for:
Operation Torch
Action:
"For bravery and skill in successful submarine patrols."
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
H.M.S. Safari (P 211), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
October 12th, 1943
Action:
"For very active, audacious and successful series of submarine patrols."
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"For courage, resolution and skill during successful submarine patrols"
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
1943
Awarded for:
Operation Husky
Legion of Merit - Officer (LoM - O)
Action:
For turning his submarine into a navigation beacon during the Allied landings on Sicily.
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"For exceptionally meritorious conduct in maintaining his position in spite of enemy searchlights which played on his vessel from the beaches”.

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